Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Heirloom crochet WIP gift

Hello Lovelies :-)
And welcome to Angela of Cottage Magpie (here) and to my Mum and Dad
who are new followers.

I had a fabulous surprise on Saturday when the postman made his delivery....
...a package from my mum :-)
Thanks so much Mum xx

I have no memories of this project and I would love to know if it was before my time or when i was very young.
Mum has always been a crafter of all sorts but I cannot remember seeing her crochet except for when mum taught me as a teenager.

So here it is...

...and some closeups of those tiny wee stitches...

...and the matching thread plus a yummy yellow ombre one (you know how i have a thing about yellow at the moment!)...

The ecru is...

Shade 609,  dyelot N564 
I don't think Coats produce cotton thread like this anymore.

I think I may make another cushion to go with the cushion I'm going to make with this.
Maybe I'll use it with the yellow fabric...
I know...another excuse to play!

(Oh, I nearly forgot....the pattern is lost but I may be able to figure it out.)

I will, of course, show you what the outcome is but it might be a little while as I am trying to finish the hand quilting on the vintage hexie quilt.
I'm making good progress.


Thank you all for your comments and emails on my last two posts :-)
I wasn't happy with how the last post turned out...
I was stressing over it and pushed myself to publish it in the early hours one morning
....not a good move as it caused me even more stress later that day when I realised it didn't read the way i had intended..


Thanks for bearing with me.

Ttfn xxxx

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Liebster Award part 2

Hello Lovelies

Welcome to the next installment of the Liebster Award.

Here I nominate 11 blogs for the Liebster Award and ask them 11 questions...

I nominate the following for the Liebster Award

( I decided upon these lovely blogs because....
1. They have less than 200 followers on Bloglovin
2. I follow them all :-)
3. I couldn't find any reference to Liebster on their blog)

So, without any further ado....
Trumpety trumpty trump....

Penny at http://www.thehomemadeheart.typepad.com

Amanda at amjaylou.blogspot.co.uk

Sally at colourmecrochet.blogspot.co.uk

Jane at http://www.crafthippy.com

Jane at The Flower house at janierob.blogspot.co.uk

Heather at lifeatmylittleredsuitcase.blogspot.co.uk

Meredith at http://mereknits-mereknits.blogspot.co.uk

Mille at http://millemakes.wordpress.com

 Peggy at http://peggyscloset.blogspot.co.uk

Shari at http://sundaysnotes.blogspot.co.uk

And at http://thestitchpattern.blogspot.co.uk

Can you spot the bit where I have cheated?  You would find it hard to resist both of Shari's blogs too! Please Shari, just choose one of your blogs, I don't want to stress you out...

And for my 11 questions I'm asking the nominees...

1. What was your main reason for starting a blog?

2. What is your favorite colour combination?

3. Do you have a favorite herb that you couldn't be without growing in your garden or on your windowsill?

4. What tool could you not do without?

5. Would you rather go out or stay home in the evening.

6. What would your perfect all day outing be?

7. Name 3 wild flowers you would be happy to see growing in your garden.

8. What was the last magazine you bought.

9. Do you have a favourite film?

10. What is your favourite food?

11. What will your next project be?

Nominees, if you wish to accept this award please post the following...

11 random facts about yourself,
Answer the 11 questions above,
Nominate 11 blogs to receive the Liebster Award
Give the nominees 11 questions to answer.

Enjoy viewing all the nominated blogs :-)

Ttfn xxxxxxxxx